printed cotton sweatshirt ACNE STUDIOS mohair pullover GANNI sunglasses ACNE STUDIOS patent lilac boots TOPSHOP wide leg trousers MANGO sneakers NEW BALANCE rib knit sweater & OTHER STORIES

According to the Pantone Color Institute, Ultra Violet is the color of the year. As is evident from its name, Ultra Violet is a blue-based purple that leads us back to science and futuristic worlds. Among my passions and curiosities, the universe occupies one of the first places; I could spend hours thinking about what is there beyond the atmosphere and I would jump right away on a spaceship to find out.
Since it is a cosmic color, I find extremely interesting the explaination that PCI gives to this color:

“Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.”

But, returning instead to our small concrete world, I wanted to talk with you about one of the shades of purple that will be seen everywhere in shops and on the streets this spring/summer: lilac. Right next to all the other pastel shades, lilac is the color of the year. Lilac is modern and sophisticated yet it can become bolder by pairing it with patent leather or black leather trousers and skirts or with a total denim look. So lilac gives options and I love options. Each day you can choose who you want to be, depending on how you style it.

In conclusion I can’t end this article without giving credits to the beautiful Ganni jumper I would wear right now and always. But also the & Other Stories knit is pretty cool and soft (and a more affordable version).